Thomas Wanke, Corsa global lead development engineer. “This is the most challenging car I have ever worked on at Vauxhall, it was very difficult,” Wanke tells us. Work only started on the Corsa in 2017 as Vauxhall/Opel was bought out by PSA, the owners of Citroen, DS and Peugeot. As such, engineers had only half the time they are usually granted to develop a car. “I hope I never have to go through that again,” Wanke added.
Inside the Corsa E, there is a 10-inch display on the dash which is integrated very well. It is crisp in detail and very easy and quick to use. Luckily with most cars nowadays it comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which is great for how fast technology is moving. This latest model of the Corsa is the most technically advanced there has ever been.
The Vauxhall Corsa starts in Normal mode by default, which limits the power to 110bhp and torque to 220Nm. Only when you change through to Sport the power is increased to 134bhp and torque to the 260Nm Vauxhall claims. The Vauxhall Corsa-e can charge at speeds of up to 100kW as standard. This is a higher rate offered by other rivals and means the battery can do around 160 miles of range in around 30 minutes.